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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (long distance)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I saw the remake of the movie. It was OK, but it was a far cry from the original.Vi la nueva versión de esa película. Estuvo OK, pero era muy distinta de la original.
The music scene here isn't terrible, but it's a far cry from New York.El ambiente musical aquí no es terrible, pero no tiene nada que ver con el de Nueva York.
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